Do you have trouble focusing? Or have you been experiencing pain, anxiety, or the inability to fall asleep every night? A music therapy session with us might be just what you need to increase your overall health and well-being. Here's everything you need to know about different forms of music therapy for better mind-body wellness.
Music therapy is a form of functional medicine that uses music to address your physical, mental, and emotional needs. Taught by board-certified music therapists, who are typically musicians or trained in music studies, music therapy includes:
Music therapy is a completely non-invasive form of therapy suited for patients of all ages. You do not have to be musically-inclined to participate in or benefit from music therapy sessions.
Recent research shows that there are multiple benefits to music therapy. Regular sessions of music therapy can help:
If you've never been to a music therapy session, you might be wondering what to expect. Music therapy is usually a recurring practice where the music therapist actively works with you to create and use music—this can occur as a private session or in a group setting.
Each music therapy session is highly individualized and takes into consideration your emotional health, cognitive skills, physical abilities, and creative interests. A music therapist at Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine will start off your first session with a series of questions to figure out your current health status and identify the best music therapy treatments to help you achieve optimal wellness. This can include learning how to play a musical instrument, listening to different genres of music, composing songs, or drumming.
Music therapy sessions require an accurate evaluation by a board-certified music therapist to be effective.
For more information about music therapy, contact Scott Wagner Integrated Medicine at (434) 978-4888.
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